Partnerships

Members of the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.


Our Friends Organization

Established in 2006, the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA) is the official Friends organization for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. IWRA is an independent, donor-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the mission and purposes of the refuge by working through partnerships to protect, conserve, and manage the refuge’s wildlife and habitats. The Alliance provides vital services to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge such as community outreach, habitat restoration, special events support, advocacy, and fundraising. Additional information about IWRA can be found at: http://www.iwralliance.org  

IWRA's Executive Director, Joann Van Aken, can also reached at iwr_alliance@yahoo.com or (734) 692-7671

International Wildlife Refuge Alliance
Large Lakes Research Station,
9311 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Phone: 734- 692-7671;
Fax: 734-692-7603;
E-mail: iwr_alliance@yahoo.com

Download the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance Brochure  (668 KB PDF)